|Meet Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C|
First of all thank you so so so much for all the love and support. I broke down in tears more than once reading all your comments. Thank you and hugs to all the fellow triplet moms who came over and shared their story. I can't tell you how much better I feel! I feel fine, I feel like they are going to be fine. I'm not as terrified about the outcome, I'm just getting more and more excited to meet them. I'm terrified about the 1st year and making it through but I will deal with that when we get closer. I belong to a Utah triplet facebook group and am waiting to become accepted into a few others. I'm so glad these groups exist!
A few people asked about Ryan. We got him started on hormone therapy immediately. He's doing so much better. His confidence is back. I think it will probably take close to a year for him to be back to 100% but slowly he's making progress. Before the accident his thyroid was hyper (high), and now it's very hypo (low). It's so crazy what almost dying does to you hormone wise...I had no idea.
I know I've shared on here that I have horrible pregnancies. With Finn I just never had any energy, my carpel tunnel showed it's ugly little head, and I swelled up to the size of an elephant. But when I was pregnant with Colum it was horrible. I waited and expected the nausea to go away but it never did. I was so so so sick the entire time! I puked on the delivery table and couldn't go down the meat isle at the grocery store. I remember during the 2nd trimester going to Target in my PJs. I remember seeing other pregnant Moms dressed, hair done, full make up and just wondering how in the hell they mustered up enough energy to do that. It took everything I had to just go pee 50x's/day and getting dressed was out of the question. Of course it ended up that my thyroid was low. I remember my OB said to me that she'd never seen one so low and she wasn't even going to touch it, it freaked her out so bad. I quickly got into an endocrinologist and they doubled my dose. I'll never ever forget the long hallway that led to her (endocrinologist's) office. Finn was with me, and he was such a late walker (20 mos) so he was still crawling. I swear I have never seen a hallway so long and I was basically sleep walking cause I was so exhausted. I didn't have a stroller and so Finn crawled that entire hallway because I swear it was impossible for me to carry him. He pushed a Lightning McQueen car down the entire thing and the looks I got were priceless. We were about 30 min late to that appointment. My carpel tunnel got so bad that it was equally as bad as the constant nausea. I wore braces on both wrists the entire time and the top of my palms swelled up 4 inches high until they were hanging over the side of those braces. My ankle circ. was bigger than my thighs. Even my nose retained water. After Colum was born I gave everything away and I swore I'd never do that again.
Ha! Well here I am pregnant with triplets. I'm still really tired but the nausea is almost gone. I have more energy than I've had the last 2 pregnancies. And so far...no carpel tunnel! I dare say so far this is the easiest pregnancy to date. I'm so grateful, I think I deserve it! I'm famished all the time. I crave protein but the only protein that sounds good is steak. On Saturday I ordered a dish that contained chicken and I began gagging at the restaurant and had the waiter take it away. Only moments later the table next to us ordered the exact same dish and so I had to remove myself from the facility. The book on expecting multiples that I'm reading says you have to gain a significant amount of weight. I can honestly say that won't be a problem here! I get huge no matter what I eat, but the good news is I just pee most of it out the first couple months.
I can feel them moving almost every single day. It's early but I think when there are 3 in there that everything comes early. The one on the left, the lonestar, the singleton is the one I feel the most. The lonestar also looks like he/she has the same profile and same nice big round head as Colum! This has been a very welcome distraction to all the gloom that's been hanging around here. I expect that this blog will go from sad to crazy by the end of this year.
|Our new house! I hope it's big enough. I can't wait to slap a modern front door on there and some globe lights!|
|Happy Easter Colum! His headstone always has lots and lots of flair.|
|Finn is my bff. "Mom, mom, these girls, these ones are my favorite". He had me laughing so hard when I turned around to see his pose.|
|And this one... I'm so in love with him!|